Elgrande Adds Top Tier Key Accounts: Origins (Estee Lauder), Crabtree & Evelyn and Coldwater Creek VANCOUVER, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 01/24/05 -- Elgrande International, Inc. (OTC BB: EGDE) specializing in importing, marketing and distributing European-designed quality products, continues to expand its key account roster with the additions of Origins (Estee Lauder, Inc.), Crabtree & Evelyn Ltd., and Coldwater Creek, Inc. Mr. Michael Holloran President and CEO commented, "Origins, Crabtree & Evelyn and Coldwater Creek are 'best of category' companies that add enormous diversity to our key account customer base. Being selected as a supplier to these world renowned brands diversifies us into the growing customer base for personal care and wellness products. The demographics of their customers are exactly aligned with our target markets. Elgrande's products are being combined with complementary products from other manufacturers to produce unique gift packages designed to highlight their brand identities. As a result of our collaboration, we expand our distribution channels, gain tremendous exposure and grow our market and sales. The quality, appeal and mix-and-match potential of our product line makes this possible." Origins Natural Resources - Introduced in 1990, Origins Natural Resources is the first Estee Lauder Company to address total well-being with a complete collection of unconventional products that go beyond the parameters of traditional personal care. Sales channels consist of upscale department stores, specialty retailers, upscale perfumeries and pharmacies, as well as freestanding company stores and spas, stores on cruise ships, in-flight and duty free shops in airports and cities, and the Internet. (www.ELcompanies.com) Crabtree & Evelyn Ltd. - International in scope, Crabtree & Evelyn Ltd. sells to 40 countries and operates over 350 stores worldwide. Their unique collections encompass bath and body care as well as home fragrance, accessories and gourmet foods. (www.crabtree-evelyn.com) Coldwater Creek Inc. - Established in 1984 and operating 99 full line stores in addition to catalogue and internet sales channels, Coldwater Creek Inc. is a major retailer of women's apparel, accessories and gifts. (www.coldwatercreek.com). About Elgrande International Elgrande International (www.elgrande.com) specializes in sourcing, importing, marketing and distributing unique European-designed quality products in the medium to high-end tabletop market. Their products are exclusively produced for the North American home decor, giftware and artware sectors. The Company has a North American sales and distribution infrastructure that currently services approximately 650 customers with over 1,100 retail locations that include independent retailers and national key accounts. Management has structured a national network of 10 major giftware representatives with showrooms in the principal US markets, supported by 128 professional sales representatives. This press release may include forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements are based on the Company's current expectations as to future events. However, the forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this press release might not occur, and actual results could differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements. Contact Investor Relations: Harvey Goralnick/Alison Hart FOCUS Partners LLC 212-752-9445 email@example.com Company: firstname.lastname@example.org 800-900-8830 www.elgrande.com Provider ID: 05079529
Elgrande Adds Top Tier Key Accounts: Origins (Estee & Evelyn
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